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Mass Murder—Part 2

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“When it comes to mass shootings it needs to be made clear: guns don’t kill people. Political rhetoric doesn’t kill people.  Drug-fueled psychotics are what kill people.”  Frank Friday

“Marijuana, which might be tolerated by a lot of the adult population without great consequence, seems to have a terrible effect on the brains of young men with these mental diseases—diseases that start to reveal themselves only in the late teens and early 20s.” Ibid

The real cause of the shootings

By Frank Friday, American Thinker, August 7, 2019

The aftermath of the terrible recent shootings surprised no one.  The apparent white nationalist sympathies of the El Paso shooter, despite his anti-Trump comments, set off a lefty firestorm of attacks on the president and the NRA.  Beto O’Rourke, desperately trying to reclaim the political spotlight, was the most despicable of all in blaming Mr. Trump.  Never mind: for every shooter who the media decides must have conservative thoughts, there are several leftist mass shooters.  The Dayton shooter was a Liz Warren fan; the GOP baseball team shooter worked on the Bernie Sanders campaign; and the Dallas police shooter, like President Obama, was an ardent BLM-supporter.  Yet no one calls out these politicians for spreading hate and creating a climate of violence.

That’s because our liberal news media are interested in a story only if they can somehow twist it for their own agenda.  If a tree falls in the forest, it gets reported only if they can blame Mr. Trump.

That’s incredibly unhealthy for our democracy.  The voters and their elected representatives are denied any kind of honest back-and-forth on the policy issues of the day by such extreme and misleading media coverage.  Criticize the corrupt black leaders of American cities, and you are a racist.  Deny that the mass shootings are the product of white supremacists and gun-makers, and you are even worse than a racist. Continue reading

Morality and Murder

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“You shall not murder.” Romans 13:9

“A person of faith could say, ‘No, that’s not true because God exists, and divine law dictates homicide’s wrongness.’” Selwyn Duke

“Rape, kill, steal—commit mass murder? Who’s to say it’s wrong? Don’t impose your values on me, dude.” Ibid

El Paso: The Real Root Causes of Mass Shootings

By Selwyn Duke; American Thinker, August 5, 2019

In the El Paso shooting’s wake, evident is the same wash-rinse-repeat pattern. There are the inevitable calls for gun control by demagogues concerned only about people control, those who put the onus on whites when most mass shooters are non-white, and propagandists who blame the “Right” when most violence originates with the “Left.” It’s quite tiresome, really. In truth, the main underlying cause of increased mass-murder events — and so much evil in general — is a severe philosophical/spiritual malaise besetting our nation.

Were gun control the remedy here, mass shootings would be rare. Not only were there fewer firearm laws many decades ago, but in 1940s and ‘50s New York City, boys would often take guns on the subway because they had rifle clubs at school. So is access to firearms really the problem’s root cause?

As for the El Paso shooter’s motivation — our immigrationism combined with left-wing environmental concerns — there are people who will do evil in a cause’s name regardless of its nobility or ignobility. The real question here is, boiled down: Why are we seeing so much more evil in America now than in bygone days?

Many people find it ironic that the El Paso shooter’s father is a mental-health therapist. I find it unsurprising. I used to work with children, and “social scientists” often had horribly behaved kids (in fact, a psychologist’s young son was involved in the theft of $300 at the business where I worked). Continue reading

The Anti-Semitic World

“Last week, three senior [British] Labour lawmakers in the upper house of parliament resigned from Labour because of the Party’s failure to address its antisemitism problem.”  Ari Lieberman

“The Democrat Party of today, with its Jew-hating, Israel-bashing rhetoric is sounding more and more like its Labour cousin across the Atlantic.” Ibid

The cancer of anti-Semitism takes firm root in the Democratic Party.

Ari Lieberman, Frontpagemag.com, July 17, 2019

This week’s brouhaha between Donald Trump and the radical left-wing of the Democratic Party or the so-called “Squad,” has exposed deep fissures within the Party itself, with centrist Democrats becoming an ever increasing rare breed. The Democratic Party is eating itself alive, the result of open warfare between moderates and radical progressives, and the extremists appear to have the upper hand. More troubling is the level of anti-Semitic rhetoric routinely spewed by the radicals and the deafening silence of Party leaders in response to this deleterious trend. The Democratic Party of today, with its Jew-hating, Israel-bashing rhetoric is sounding more and more like its Labour cousin across the Atlantic.

The British Labour Party itself has experienced some rough sailing these last few months. In May, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) announced it had launched an investigation into antisemitism in the Labour Party. It’s not every day that the EHRC opens an investigation of this type against a major British political party. In fact, it is unprecedented. Last week, three senior Labour lawmakers in the upper house of the parliament resigned from Labour because the Party’s failure to address its antisemitism problem.

The trio join a steady stream of Labour MPs who have resigned in disgust over what they termed as Labour’s turning a blind eye to, or even encouraging antisemitism within the Party. One of the resignees, David Triesman, referred to Britain’s Labour Party as “institutionally anti-Semitic,” and further noted that UK Labour was “no longer a safe political environment for Jewish people.” Harsh words for a former hardcore Labour loyalist. Continue reading